Codemasters Acquires Project CARS Developer Slightly Mad Studios

November 29, 2019
Codemasters Acquires Project CARS Developer Slightly Mad Studios
Image Source: Slightly Mad Studios on Twitter

Codemasters has announced on its official website that it has acquired Slightly Mad Studios, the racing simulation specialists widely known for their Project CARS franchise.

With this agreement, Codemasters expands its portfolio with the Project CARS franchise and a Hollywood blockbuster title that is yet to be announced. Also, it's been revealed that Frank Sagnier will remain the CEO of Codemasters and that Ian Bell will still be the CEO of Slightly Mad Studios, now belonging to Codemasters. 

We are delighted to bring such an incredible racing game developer to the Codemasters family, and this unequivocally establishes us as a global powerhouse in the development of racing titles,” said Frank Sagnier, Chief Executive Officer at Codemasters in the statement.

Ian Bell, Founder, and Chief Executive at Slightly Mad Studios shared: “Our combined racing games portfolio is the envy of the industry and this new partnership will enable us to learn from each other, share resources and take advantage of emerging platforms and technology.

The news was also shared by Slightly Mad Studios on Twitter.


Both Codemasters and Slightly Mad Studios are well known for creating excellent AAA racing games, and it will be interesting to see what they can do together.